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Period is 6 days late, feeling menstrual like cramps, pregnancy test was negative.

By Anonymous October 22, 2015 - 3:10am
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I just recently got my period on track after it being out of whack from getting off of birth control back in May. The last few months my periods came about 5-10 days earlier than the due date, this month it has went missing. I've been trying to have a baby with my boyfriend and I had my hopes up high a few times before. They were all negative. This time I stopped thinking about it as much. Last month my period was a little shorter and lighter than usual. a normal period for me is very heavy, with mild to severe cramps, and lasting at least 7 days.

My period was supposed to start a few days ago, now I'm 6 days late and have had off the wall experiences for about two and a half weeks. My breasts have been sore like someone punched them, my nipples have been very VERY sensitive, I went from having no appetite to only wanting one food item for a few days. When I'm laying on my back in my bed, I can feel period like pains and a "wetness" you get when you feel like your period is about to start, but even I go to check, there's nothing but a clear discharge. I only feel this ache or cramp if you chose to call it that, when I'm laying down or driving in a relaxed position. I have urinated like crazy for the passed two days as well. I have sat in my chair at work and went from very happy and bubbly to sad in an instant, with no reason why. I don't know what's going on and I can't get in to my doctor until next month. Please help a heart broken Momma at heart try to get some answers.
I really feel like I am pregnant but I don't want to be let down, the inner mother in me is dying to hold her own child in her arms.
I appreciate your help and thoughts, thank you to all who help!

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Hello Anonymous,

Welcome to EmpowHER and thank you for reaching out to us for help and support. I can appreciate how desperately you want to find out that you are pregnant, and I really hope that you are.

Once you stop taking the pill, the hormones are out of your body quickly, usually within a couple of days. When the hormones are gone your body needs to start again on its own to function. That mean it will start producing follicles again, which eventually lead you to ovulate. Everybody acts differently, some may take a couple of weeks to ovulate, other may take some months, but in general your body should be in "normal mode" within less than two to three months after stopping the pill.

if you had problems with ovulation before you started the pill then the same issues may still be there. Some women take the pill for irregular periods and ovulation, and you cannot expect this to change once you stop the pill.
Five months of trying to conceive is not long enough to be concerned. It takes on average four to five months to get pregnant, and 85% of couples take up to one year.

Anonymous, if your period is late by six days, and you tested already, you may have tested too early.

Wait another week and test again. For the most accurate result, test in the morning using the first urine of the day. In the meantime, take care of yourself as if you are pregnant.

Positive thoughts coming your way,

October 22, 2015 - 8:24am
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